New Student Checklist

A step-by-step guide on getting your benefits and enrolling at Germanna.

Veteran Guidelines

The rules and requirements of using your benefits at Germanna.

Request Certification

Registered for classes? Let us know so we can process those classes to the VA and State of Virginia.

Adjust Certification

Dropped or added a class? Let us know so we can inform the VA or State of Virginia.

Rate of Pursuit

Wondering if you'll receive your full benefits? See how many credit hours you need to be full-time.

Registration Schedule

Dates for when you need to register for classes, drop classes, and school holidays.

Have Questions About Military or Veteran Benefits?

Our office provides academic and benefits advising services to all military-affiliated and veteran students at Germanna Community College. Students are able to utilize our office and services via phone, joining our Zoom room, visiting our office at the Fredericksburg Area Campus, or by making an online or in-person appointment.

Drop in to our Zoom Room, where we can answer your questions:

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Academic Advising

Connect with a Veteran Advisor:

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Benefits Advising

Utilizing Department of Defense Education Benefits?

Whether you're using Tuition Assistance or MyCAA, find all the information you'll need to begin attending school here.

Applying for Veterans Affairs & State of Virginia Benefits

All applications can be completed online on the GI-Bill® website.

Veteran Students

Veteran students wanting to use their benefits for the first time must complete the application for Education Benefits (VA form 22-1990) and provide an original certified copy of their discharge papers (DD Form 214, Member 4) to the Military & Veteran Service Center.

Dependent Students

Dependent students who believe they are eligible for dependent educational benefits should complete an application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (VA form 22-5490) and provide their sponsor's ID number to the Military & Veteran Service Center.

Additionally, if the dependent and their sponsor have resided in Virginia for at least 5 years, they can apply for the Virginia Military Survivor & Dependent Education Program (VMSDEP).

Do you have questions about your eligibility?

Contact the Department of Veteran Affairs (GI Bill):

P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
1 (888) 442-4551

or the Department of Veterans Services (VMSDEP):

James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
1 (804) 225-2083

Military Friendly Silver Designation logo

Germanna is proud to be designated as a Military Friendly Silver Level School.

Military Friendly Spouse School Designation logo

Germanna is proud to be designated as a Military Friendly Spouse School.

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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